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  • DreamWorks Animation's big year ahead

    It looks as if it's going to be a big year for DreamWorks Animation.

    In 2010, DWA will become the first studio to release three CGI animated films in one year. That's a potential game-changer as the studio will have five films hitting screens every two years instead of the three or four so far. It could represent a step removed from DWA's traditional up-and-down in terms of release activity, which has meant a rocky road for the stock during dry spells.
    This year's three movies compare to the weaker-than-expected "Monsters vs. Aliens," DWA's sole release of 2009. Plus, Morris said he has screened parts of 2010 pics "How to Train Your Dragon" (release date March 26) and "Shrek Forever After" (May 21) and thinks "both look like winners." A glimpse at the third film, "Megamind" (Nov. 5), during a New York presentation last week earned positive reviews from reporters and advertisers, though analysts expect a weaker performance from that pic.

    full article at:
    DreamWorks Ani gearing up for big year
    "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006

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    Re: DreamWorks Animation's big year ahead

    I think there is such a thing as over-saturation.

    The quality of Dreamworks movies is already questionable for most releases.

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    • #3
      Re: DreamWorks Animation's big year ahead

      Sharing "Axel's Theme" from 'Beverly Hills Cop' in 'Monsters vs. Aliens' with 'Space Chimps' this past year must've stung like nobody's business.

      Excited to see how Chris Sanders' 'Dragon' plays though, not so much the continuing Mike Myers saga or Will Ferrell as Megamind trying to go 'The Incredibles' route.
      "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006

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        Re: DreamWorks Animation's big year ahead

        they should have stopped making Shrek years ago. Dragon looks somewhat promising

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          Re: DreamWorks Animation's big year ahead

          oblig:



          dreamworks should probably work on getting one good movie per year instead of trying to chug out as much as they can. A dreamworks animated movie at best gets a B+ from me, and that's like one out of six films I see.


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          • #6
            Re: DreamWorks Animation's big year ahead

            Originally posted by Baloo View Post
            they should have stopped making Shrek years ago. Dragon looks somewhat promising
            I only saw the first Shrek, was never interested in seeing the others.
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            • #7
              Re: DreamWorks Animation's big year ahead

              While my liking (or disliking for that matter) of Dreamworks movies is one thing, there is something I cannot argue: revenue. They make a ton of money off of these movies and that's great but how long could it last? Disney animation petered out from just doing one a year! But hey, if people can go to the movies multiple times a year, kids can too.

              Animation is just a medium.. not a genre.


              On a tangent, so THIS is why my dreamworks friends skipped out of lunch today!


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                Re: DreamWorks Animation's big year ahead

                I will say that Kung Fu Panda was better than most Dreamworks movies and I did enjoy Monsters vs. Aliens.

                I think I may be the only one who actually enjoyed Shrek 3 (I still think the original is the bet, and 2 was good too). So I'm okay with Shrek 4. The chemistry between Shrek and Donkey is awesome.

                The Dragon movie looks promising.

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                • #9
                  Re: DreamWorks Animation's big year ahead

                  Originally posted by sir clinksalot View Post
                  I will say that Kung Fu Panda was better than most Dreamworks movies and I did enjoy Monsters vs. Aliens.

                  I think I may be the only one who actually enjoyed Shrek 3 (I still think the original is the bet, and 2 was good too). So I'm okay with Shrek 4. The chemistry between Shrek and Donkey is awesome.

                  The Dragon movie looks promising.


                  I actually LOVE Kung Fu Panda and really enjoyed Monsters vs Aliens, but that's as far as my appreciation goes. The trailers to the dragon movie DON'T look promising to me so far but I'll give it a chance.


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                  • #10
                    Re: DreamWorks Animation's big year ahead

                    Kung Fu Panda was really good.

                    But things like Shrek 3 (2 was the best imo, 3 ruined it though and so will 4 if I had to bet). Madagascar isn't really funny either. And they don't even try to go the extra mile of creating realistic graphics. On UP and Nemo, Pixar's team had to tone down the level of animation because it looked too real. DWA motion pictures have the look of something Pixar would do for a weekly show on the Disney Channel.


                    So, Kung Fu Panda may be great... but IMO the bad outweighs the good.

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